Autonomous hovering profiler

  title={Autonomous hovering profiler},
  author={Pramod Kumar Maurya and Elgar de Sa and Awanish Chandra Dubey and Nitin Dabholkar and Ant{\'o}nio Manuel Santos Pascoal},
  journal={2016 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV)},
The Autonomous hovering profiler (AHP) presented here has its basis on the Controlled thruster driven profiler that was first conceptualized in US patent 6,786,087 [1] thereafter developed as a proven oceanographic profiler (the Autonomous Vertical Profiler- AVP) [2] that is being used in scientific programs at NIO, Goa. We have augmented the AVP by incorporating additional acoustic and pressure sensors together with a versatile hover /altitude control system that maintains the device at a… CONTINUE READING